2009 Golden Globe User Predictions are In

Over the past day-and-a-half RopeofSilicon readers have voted on who they think will be taking home the Golden Globe awards tonight and the votes are in as the show is set to begin in less than five hours. Should the voting hold true it means Slumdog Millionaire will be the night’s big winner with four awards including Director, Score, Screenplay and Picture (Drama). Based on the voting it is the only film that will receive more than one award.

Based on user votes the tightest races will be between Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep for Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) as the two battled it out, trading the top spot the entire time with Hathaway ultimately edging out Streep by only two votes. Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) was also hotly contested with Javier Bardem eging out fan favorite Colin Farrell by only 7 votes and the Comedy/Musical contest continued with Best Picture as Mamma Mia! beat out Vicky Cristina Barcelona by 40 votes and In Bruges, Happy-Go-Lucky and Burn After Reading weren’t too far behind.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for me is the overwhelming confidence in Kate Winslet’s performance in The Reader for Best Supporting Actress. All award season long Penelope Cruz (Vicky Cristina Barcelona) has been the supposed front-runner yet Winslet won at the recent Broadcast Film Critics Awards and I also picked her to pull out the upset. I know the fact the person posting the article can lead some people to agree, but I never expected Winslet to win taking 50% of the vote and edging out Cruz by 309 votes. Is it just an overwhelming love for Winslet or a sign of things to come?

We will know soon as the 2009 Golden Globe Awards begin tonight at 5 PM EST. For now, here are the results from the RopeofSilicon Poll, which you can find right here.

Best Actor (Drama): Sean Penn, Milk (43%, 488 Votes)

Runner-Up: Mickey Rourke, The Wrestler (30%, 335 Votes)

Best Actress (Drama): Anne Hathaway, Rachel Getting Married (35%, 405 Votes)

Runner-Up: Meryl Streep, Doubt (34%, 403 Votes)

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Javier Bardem, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (27%, 274 Votes)

Runner-Up: Colin Farrell, In Bruges (26%, 267 Votes)

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky (44%, 463 Votes)

Runner-Up: Meryl Streep, Mamma Mia! (32%, 341 Votes)

Best Supporting Actor: Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight (87%, 970 Votes)

Runner-Up: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Doubt (7%, 76 Votes)

Best Supporting Actress: Kate Winslet, The Reader (50%, 527 Votes)

Runner-Up: Penelope Cruz, Vicky Cristina Barcelona (21%, 218 Votes)

Best Director: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire (51%, 494 Votes)

Runner-Up: David Fincher, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (35%, 333 Votes)

Best Foreign-Language Film: Waltz with Bashir (44%, 317 Votes)

Runner-Up: Gomorrah (29%, 207 Votes)

Best Original Score: A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire (45%, 352 Votes)

Runner-Up: Alexandre Desplat, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (35%, 272 Votes)

Best Original Song: “The Wrestler” from The Wrestler (58%, 451 Votes)

Runner-Up: “Down to Earth” from WALL-E (24%, 189 Votes)

Best Screenplay: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire (46%, 376 Votes)

Runner-Up: Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (29%, 240 Votes)

Best Animated Film: WALL-E (89%, 731 Votes)

Runner-Up: Kung Fu Panda (9%, 74 Votes)

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical): Mamma Mia! (25%, 229 Votes)

Runner-Up: Vicky Cristina Barcelona (21%, 189 Votes)

Best Picture (Drama): Slumdog Millionaire (46%, 417 Votes)

Runner-Up: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (36%, 324 Votes)

Stay tuned as the actual Golden Globe Winners will be announced later tonight.


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